Do the first few steps out of bed each morning cause intense, sharp pain in your foot and heel? Plantar fasciitis might be the cause.
Morning foot and heel pain is a distinctive feature of the presence of plantar fasciitis. Many sufferers wonder, why does plantar fasciitis hurt worse in the morning?
The reason is because while we are sleeping, our feet and ankles naturally shift into a plantar flexed position (toes pointed downward) and this shortens the calf, Achilles tendon, and plantar fascia overnight.
This happens due to the long period of inactivity while you sleep and causes the plantar fascia ligament to tighten up and contract.
So, when you awake in the morning and put your feet down to the ground to take your first step, it'